Hello! Thank you for visiting Dilly Dally.

You'll find the most imaginative toys for inspiring play at either our physical or online store. No more shoving toys under the bed when company's coming - you'll LOVE bringing these gorgeous toys into your home and having them out for all to see.

We know which toys are worth your time - we have over a decade of experience with wooden and creative toys to share with you.

We pride ourselves on stocking the very best toys for imaginative play & providing awesome customer service - super knowledgeable staff, guides to choosing the best toys for your particular needs, fast shipping & more.

We've done the research. We've got the goods. Let us help you find the right tools to elevate your family's play.

If you ever have a question, please reach out by phone at 1-888-881-8954 or in Vancouver at 604-252-9727 or email at info@dillydallykids.ca! Our team would love to help.

How do we choose our toys?

We are very picky toy collectors! Well chosen toys are tools to nourish your child's heart and mind, so we take our curation seriously. Our extensive collection of inspiring wooden & creative toys ignites deep, meaningful play that builds essential life skills.

Fuel your child's imaginative adventures, nurture their curiosity & spark a life long love of learning & exploration of our beautiful natural world.

While you'll find plenty of Montessori, Reggio and Waldorf options, we aren't married to a particular educational system or material. We choose toys with awesome play value that build on these four essential life skills: Creativity, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking and Grit.

Kids love their toys. Choose toys that love them back.

Why Imaginative Play?

Imaginative play builds powerful minds. Creativity and imagination are dynamite problem solving skills that will help our kids navigate any future scenario.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. " Albert Einstein.

Who We Are

Dilly Dally is an independent, family run business created by husband and wife team, Tyler and Claire, and their wonderfully wild son (who is definitely not a baby anymore!). We started our store because we found inspiring toys hard to come by & wanted to be a resource for families who know quality play is important.

Our store is staffed by an amazing group of thoughtful, kind hearted & knowledgeable toy enthusiasts. As a team, they're known for their straight forward, well informed customer service.

Our staff love helping people find exactly what they're looking for, whether that's a cheap and cheerful birthday present for another weekend birthday party or a bigger investment "wow" gift for a special occasion.

Many of our staff and customers have been with us for years & years & we're truly grateful for them.

Our store in Vancouver, BC

Opened in 2010 in East Vancouver on Commercial Drive, we are Vancouver's premier destination for wooden & imaginative play toys.

We chose this neighbourhood for it's family friendly & independent thinking vibes.

Our shelves are stocked with vibrant toys just bursting with creative play opportunities. All they need is a little kid power to release their magic.

Our front windows are often smudged with the adorable nose prints of little kids pressing close to get a look at our window displays of our awesome toys.

Our store is a space for all kids & all families to explore. We have lots of toys out of the box & will do everything we can to make sure our customers walk away with the exact right toys for their exact needs.



Giving back to our community has always been a core value at Dilly Dally. From gift cards for school fundraisers to donations to important causes, check out what your support contributes to.


Get More Out Of Your Toy Investments

Take a deep dive into our toy collection, learn how our toys support healthy childhood development and how to get the maximum play value out of your chosen toys.

Find play inspiration and get to know our favourite toy makers.

The Best Wooden & Eco Toys

Wooden toys spark imagination like nothing else. The ultimate in open ended play, their best feature is that they NEED your kid's imagination to breath life into them.

Fuelled by creativity and not batteries, wooden toys evoke rich, brain building sensory experiences for your child.

Wooden toys feel good in the hands, they delight the eyes and the sound of wooden pieces knocking together is pleasing to the ears.

Wooden toys are natural, beautiful and the perfect companions to childhood discoveries.

We have 1000s of great toys, let help you narrow down your search.

Shop By Age

See the options best suited for the age and stage your child is at now. From babies to pre teens, we've got an enormous selection of inspiring toys.

Shop By Category

Whether you have a dinosaur lover, a fairy fan, a budding astronaut or a vehicle fanatic, we've got you covered with over 25 categories to explore.

Shop By Brand

We believe in toymakers that make child's play a time of whimsy and discovery. Not all toys are created equal. Discover our favourite thoughtful toymakers!

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood"
- Fred Rogers

Common Questions about Dilly Dally?

Do you offer free shipping?

We offer free shipping across Canada and the US on all orders over $150. Orders under $150 are a flat rate of $11.99. Check out our shipping page for more info.

Who do you ship with?

We ship by Canada Post anywhere in Canada and the United States

Can I return items?

You can! We really care that you are happy with your toys. Toys are pretty big and heavy so we cannot offer free returns but are happy to take back any items postage paid. Get more info here.

What if my toy is damaged or not working properly?

Send us an email or give us a call at 604-252-9727 and we will be sure to fix the problem for you!

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